Consensus Achieved: Interlocutors At End Of 2-day Conference12 July 2011
Times of India
Jammu: After the end of two-day Round Table Conference, government-appointed interlocutors on Tuesday said that 'consensus' has been achieved, and they have got a long list of 'concrete recommendations' on Jammu and Kashmir. 'Consensus has been achieved. They (members of RTC) have given us long list of very concrete recommendations,' a member of the Panel of Interlocutors, Prof Radha Kumar told reporters after the conclusion of the 2-day long RTC here this evening. Replying to a question whether any solution has emerged from three Round Table Conferences (RTCs) in Srinagar and Jammu, she said 'slowly and steadily commonalities are emerging'. 'I am very satisfied (with outcome of the RTC). We were very happy to hear award wining poets, writers, theatre personalities of J&K', she said. Prof Kumar, who took part in RTC along with head of the panel Dileep Padgaonkar and M M Ansari, said 'they have given us lot of recommendations. I have taken three file full of notes (concerning recommendations on J&K)'. A document of recommendations based on inputs given by the participants will be formulated and submitted to the Centre, they said. The two-day round table conference discussed plurality in the state, challenges to pluralism and political dimensions of multi-ethnicity in JK.